Friday, November 7, 2008

Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Muffins

Pumpkin helps build healthy hearts because it's high in potassium. One cup of pumpkin has 30 calories..Its pretty orange colour also signals that pumpkin is a rich source of beta-carotene, which helps keep kids' skin bright and eyesight sharp, and encourages overall good health. Pumpkins are 90% water.. the pumpkin will get cooked very quickly. It may be cooked with cinnamon, nutmeg and almonds,Apart from the flesh, even the seeds of pumpkins boast of a large number of nutrition benefits...Pumpkin is very rich in carotenoids, which is known for keeping the immune system of an individual strong and healthy. Beta-carotene, found in pumpkin, is a powerful antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory agent. It...Walnuts are a high source of essential unsaturated fatty acids such as the alfa-linoleic acid. Their content in proteins and vitamins is good, especially in vitamins B and E...This Pumpkin muffins is vegan coz i used flax seed meal n canola oil instead of eggs n butter..recipe starts like this..



2cup All purpose flour
1cup Pumpkin puree
3/4cup Sugar
1tsp Baking powder
1/2tsp Baking Soda
1/2tsp Cinnamon powder
1/2tsp Nutmeg powder
1cup Canola Oil
1/2cup Walnut pieces
2tbsp Flax seed meal
4tbsp Luke warm water

Whisk sugar, oil,baking powder, baking soda, together for a while, make a thick paste with flax seed meal n luke warm water n add them together with the sugar-oil mixture...whisk everything for few minutes, add the pumpkin puree , cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder..n beat again everything nicely..now add the flour n walnut pieces n stir everything continously, until they turns as sticky thicky batter...


Grease the muffin mould, meanwhile preheat the oven at 350F for 10 minutes...pour the batter in the mould..arrange them in the middle rack n bake them for 20 -25 minutes...let them cool..

Chocolate glaze : just heat the few chips of dark chocolate in a microwave bowl for few minutes, add bit water n glaze the muffins, use the walnut pieces to decorate the top of the chocolate glaze... these melted chocolate were really yummy while having these muffins..

Yummy, spongy Muffins r ready to have!!!

30 comments:

Adlak's tiny world said... Reply To This Comment

beatiful chocolate glazzed muffins so tempting and inviting priya.

come and pick something for u in my tiny world dear.

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

For me it is very hard to take picture of something very yummy laying before my eyes. How come u do it so nicely dear. Feel like grabbing and eating it all out.

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

I really wonder how is it possible to cook something new and different everyday and post it right away.... Wow.. u r a CHEF Priya :) Keep it going!

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome entry priya...can u tell me how to use microwave... i havw godrej one i dnt know how to preheat and cook..can u help me

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow pumpkin and walnut what a combo dear very inviting drooling over it mmmmmm

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

the muffins are so very tempting Priya.

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Love the chocolatey frosting..Just wanted to know if you spend 24 hours in the kitchen..So many recipes a dayy!!

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

I would like to inspire you check in my blog

viji said... Reply To This Comment

Romba nalla irukku priya u r always rocking...keep going by the by eppadi irukeenga? howz ur fmly

Roopa said... Reply To This Comment

Wow walnut and pumpkin in muffins would have rocked iam sure! I loved the texture and color of your muffins:)

Bhawana said... Reply To This Comment

muffins are looking delicious. I think I shud also try making muffins. have not yet made. lovely pic.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Looking delicious.I am yet to try a pumpkin muffin.Very inviting

Soma said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice ... I have no idea how u guys are keeping up everyday!! hats off to u!

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Muffins look absolutely yummy! Feel like grabbing just one....can I? Pumpkin is a nice variation!

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Wow that muffin looks fabulous and delicious. Love that chocolate on top too.

Medhaa said... Reply To This Comment

they are perfect

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. looks perfect entry.. delicious...

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

PRIYA I LOVE THE INSIDE OF THE MUFFINS THEY HAVE TURNED OUT REALLY WELL

raaji said... Reply To This Comment

lovely....never tried muffins with pumpkin

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Thats lovely muffins..love the chocolate on top!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous muffins

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

with pumpkin and walnuts it has to be good, Like the colour, lovely muffins.

Vanamala said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely muffins priya...

kamala said... Reply To This Comment

Love the muffins with awesome toppings

Sukanya Ramkumar said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect muffins. Looks so cute. Nice combo of flavors. Will try it soon. YUM!

Rambling Rose said... Reply To This Comment

These look great!! Wish I hadn't used up all my pumpkin now! LOL

Divya Kudua said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious looking muffins..!!

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Adlak for sharing the award with me..am very glad n honoured dear...

Kf..lol its kinda hard, but anyhow after taking picture, they lands direct to my mouth na..

Ramya..am not chef just an amateur cook dear..thanks for ur kind words, they mean a lot..

Thanks Pavani, Rekha, Lakshmi for ur awesome comments..

Thanks Divya..no divya, thats completely impossible for me, i usually prepare three r two items a day..thats the secret behind..

Viji naan nalam..neegha nalama...thanks viji..

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Roopa..glad to see ur comments dear..

Thanks Bhawana, CL.. try the muffins,they r quite easy to do..

So nice of u SOma... Sure Malar, will send u if u r nearby..

Thanks Happycook,Medha, Sri, Ramya, Raaji, Srivalli, Cham, Madhu, Vanamala, Kamala; Sukanya, Rambling rose n Divya kudua for stopping by n dropping ur awesome comments dears...its a real pleasure to see u all here...

Madhuram said... Reply To This Comment

People around you must be so lucky to taste all these delicious goodies you bake. Thanks for this entry too.